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December 6, 2010

Self-answering question

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1291679984 ) Play

A guest question from Piyush who gets the shiny.

What’s special about this formula?

PS: Sorry for the delay, folks.

Cracked by: apar , Rogi , jowens , Raghuvansh , dineshk , Dibyo , Pawankumar Hegde , Anjul , shrey , mankuTimma , shrik , ShivAnantTayal , lotuseater , SS , Ananth , Achyuth Sanjay , Debasish , Logik , duriel and Murari

Answer:
A self-referential formula defined by Jeff Tupper that, when graphed in two dimensions, can visually reproduce the formula itself.


24 Responses to “Self-answering question”

  1. apar
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    Tupper’s self-referential formula which when graphed in two dimensions reproduces the formula itself.


  2. Rogi
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    Jeff Tupper’s Self-Referential Formula
    When graphed, it’s output IS the formula used to do the graphing in the first place.


  3. jowens
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    It plots itself.


  4. Raghuvansh
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    It generates itself. (Tupper’s self-referential formula)


  5. dineshk
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    Tupper’s self-referential formula that graphs itself. There is a similarly awesome self-referential test here – http://www.brandonbray.com/fun/test.html


  6. Dibyo
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    self-plotting formular (by tupper)


  7. Pawankumar Hegde
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    Tupper’s self referential formula – when programmed to graph this formula, one would obtain this formula


  8. Anjul
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    When graphed, this formula looks like itself! Self-graphing formula FTW (this is from a past SIGGRAPH paper)


  9. shrey

    Tupper’s self-referential formula. The graph of this formula is the formula itself.


  10. mankuTimma
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    Tupper’s self-referential formula. The equation when plotted on graph sheet can visually reproduce the formula itself. It is Math Quine!


  11. shrik
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    Tupper’s self-referential formula is a self-referential formula defined by Jeff Tupper that, when graphed in two dimensions, can visually reproduce the formula itself.


  12. shape of the heart???


  13. ShivAnantTayal

    It is the self-referential equation, which if plotted graphically gives the image shown.


  14. lotuseater

    Jeff Tupper’s self graphing formula. Formula can graph itself as an image in 2D


  15. Bharath
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    Equation describing Conway’s Game of Life.


  16. Mikey

    it was transmitted into space as a message to aliens


  17. SS

    The plot of the formula is the formula itself – self-referential formula.


  18. Mo

    Looks like a cellular automata that spells out an equation and evolves to the state of its own answer


  19. Ananth
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    A mathematical quine function? One that plots itself on the cartesian co-ordinates.


  20. Achyuth Sanjay

    Tupper’s self-referential formula.


  21. Formula plotted on a graph, plots itself.


  22. Logik
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    Super qstn.

    *wikiflick.

    Tupper’s self-referential formula defined by Jeff Tupper that, when graphed in two dimensions, can visually reproduce the formula itself.


  23. duriel
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    Tupper’s self-referential formula

    The formula plots itself.


  24. Murari

    Self referential formula – when graphed in x-y plane gives the formula itself.


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